Week 1 at the Pole

Group in full fireteam gear playing in the gym.
Alexandra Rahlin, NSF

At the South Pole, they have their traditions…and their training. Last week, training included station-wide emergency response drills. And training can involve some fun. Lobbing balls around in the gym (or doing anything), though, in full firefighting gear is strenuous and thus good practice. PolarTREC educator Elaine Krebs arrived at the Pole as part of her IceCube mission and is documenting her experiences in a journal (look for her friend, Dominic the DOM). That’s Elaine showing off a nice sun halo, below. And as if the Race Around the World wasn’t enough exercise for a while, the South Pole marathon happened last week. IceCube winterover Marc served as official photographer, while IceCube winterover Hrvoje came in as the fastest skiing half-marathoner.

Person in red parka with arms up in air, below a sun halo.
Hrvoje Dujmovic, IceCube/NSF
Group of runners in South Pole marathon.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF
Three South Pole marathoners with IceCube Lab in distance.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF